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  1. Gabriel Thullen on bringing offline Wikipedia to West African schools

    A chat with Gabriel Thullen, a Wikimedian who worked with schools in West Africa to test the Kiwix offline Wikipedia during the 2016–2017 school year.... Read more

  2. The future of offline access to Wikipedia: The RACHEL example

    A chat with WorldPossible’s Jeremy Schwartz, the developer of RACHEL—”Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education & Learning”—a portable plug-and-play server which stores educational websites and makes that content available over any local (offline) wireless connection.... Read more

  3. The future of offline access to Wikipedia: The Kiwix example

    A chat with a developer of Kiwix, an open source software which allows users to download web content for offline reading, and the future of offline access to Wikipedia.... Read more

  4. Developing a Songhay Wikipedia from scratch: Mohomodou Houssouba

    Mohomodou Houssouba has spent the last two years on a missions: to build a Songhay Wikipedia from scratch and help bring free knowledge to the people of west Africa.... Read more

  5. Annual Wikimania conference comes to Mexico City

    The annual Wikimedia conference, Wikimania, will be coming to Mexico City this July 15-19, co-organized by Wikimedia Mexico and the Wikimedia Foundation. This event will gather Wikimedia volunteers and digital thought leaders to discuss access to knowledge, participation in the Wikimedia projects, and the role of Wikipedia in education.... Read more

  6. Children in Mali can now read Wikipedia offline, thanks to MALebooks e-readers

    MALebooks e-readers provide an offline library to children in Mali, including the French version of Wikipedia and over 4,000 educational books. This experimental project addresses the serious lack of books for children in Mali, and is made possible by Kiwix developers, Wikimedia Switzerland and other supporters.... Read more

  7. Raspberry Pi in Masekelo: Bringing Wikipedia to a school without electricity

    Students in a Tanzanian high school without electricity can now access Wikipedia via Wi-Fi, using a donated Raspberry Pi computer. (…)... Read more

  8. Sailing the South Pacific with a copy of Wikipedia on board: The Goodall Family

    The Goodall family is part of a growing number of Wikipedia users that benefit from Kiwix, an offline browser for Wikipedia. The family of five hails from the South American island of Tierra del Fuego and has been sailing across the world for the past year.... Read more

  9. Hans Oleander: Using offline Wikipedia to guide tours at the bottom of the Earth

    Hans Oleander lives and works in southern Germany, but once a year he gets away from his desk and voyages to the bottom of the Earth to spend a few weeks as a tour guide in Antarctica.... Read more

  10. Emmanuel Engelhart, Inventor of Kiwix: the Offline Wikipedia Browser

    Wikipedia’s goal is to be the sum of human knowledge, available to anyone at any time, but when billions of people have no internet access at all, how can that goal be realized? ... Read more